Hope things are going great for you!
I get a lot of teachers asking:
Do you really teach Genki English to adults the same as kids?
And the answer is …. Yes!
In fact multi million dollar companies spend a fortune on “communication” and “presentation” seminars, where basically the presenters do exactly the same things we do with Genki English.
And they charge *thousands* of dollars.
(Ninja Tip: If you want to make a *lot* of money, rebrand your English class as “communication skills” and pitch it to local companies!)
In your class….
In regular class it all depends on the adult’s English level.
If they are true beginners, or simply don’t have the confidence to speak fluently then we use the exact same lesson plans as with the kids ( i.e. http://genkienglish.net/curriculum.htm )
Ninja Tip no.2: To stop them thinking “this is just kids stuff” always mix in regular “traditional” boring material too e.g. newspaper articles, reading passages, crosswords, written quizzes etc.
(I’d usually do this for the first half of the lesson.)
That way the adults *think* they are learning from the “boring” stuff.
But they are in fact learning from the Genki English songs and games, which they love because it’s fun.
Of course if they are already super fluent and 100% confident, then you might want to look at something else.
Or there is the Advanced Genki English material.
For beginners or those who need extra confidence though, try the regular lesson plans, you’ll be astounded at how well it works!
Next time… babies and 2 and 3 year olds!
P.S. Adults do love fun too, just look at how many business execs have Angry Birds on their iPhones!
P.P.S. I was serious about the rebranding thing, it can seriously help your income if you also do one off communication skills presentations for businesses. (e.g. eye contact with the “What’s your name?“, persistence with the “I like everything game“, body language/posture with CD9’s “Superhero” etc. etc. ) Pitch it as hard nosed business skills, but then mix in the fun stuff and they’ll be inviting you back!